While Tim Eyman was losing a lawsuit against the state (whose budget office he thought was misinterpreting his latest initiative), Colorado resident Carol Hedges was visiting the state to tell us not to vote for his latest initiative.
That initiative, I-1033, would basically freeze our government spending at recession levels (allowing for small growth for population and inflation) and then lower it again every time another recession hits. Eyman likes to say that it'll get rid of the roller coaster effect, but really it just gets rid of the parts where the car goes up. Thus, we'd never be able to recover all the programs we cut, and those old folks would never again get their dialysis unless we took away from someone else.
"In Colorado, we have a lot of things we think are eminently exportable," she said, "but [this initative] isn't one of them." What is, then? "I recommend Crocs," says Hedges, of the hugely popular, bright-colored clogs that originate in the Centennial State. "And Enstrom's Toffee as well."